How to mix textures in room decoration
Mixing textures in the decor is a trend. They help to compose the resident’s style and add visual and tactile effects to the environment. Textures are present in furniture, objects, floors, and walls.
The composition can be made with different materials, such as wood, fabric, leather, metalized, among others. Harmonizing all of this is simple and can guarantee depth effects or even provide a feeling of welcome.
In this post we explain the ways to use textures in decorating environments. Check out!
What are textures
You know that game of discovering objects only by touch? A person is blindfolded and has to say which object is in their hands, just groping and trying to unravel what that shape and surface means.
This is how we usually identify a texture, by touch, but it is also possible to perceive it by its appearance.
When we touch a rough wood, we notice that the texture is different from one that has already been polished and varnished, for example. Only with this description can you visualize in your mind the difference between each of these materials. This is a good example of how texture interferes with our perception.
Do the following exercise: look around you and identify the textures that make up the environment you are in. What sensations do they bring?
Types of textures
Well, as you saw, the texture is the aspect of the surface and we can distinguish it by touch and sight. From furniture to decorative items, each object has characteristics that combine, contrast and personify the home. Different textures can appear in fabrics, glass, wood, brick, stone, metal, among other materials.
How to think about decoration textures
There are so many decor options that it is sometimes difficult to choose which style we want. Knowing the different types of textures helps to define and know what to do with each one.
Many people have a false idea that mixing is not cool. However, it’s just the opposite, mixing textures helps to contrast and compose any environment, be it the living room, bedrooms, balcony or façade, the kitchen, and even the bathroom.
First of all, think about the room proposal. If your idea is to create a more intimate, comfortable and natural environment, the choice of materials will make up that atmosphere, whether for the fabrics of the living room curtains or the finishing of the bedroom furniture, for example.
Ways to use textures in decoration
Do you feel that something is missing from your home decor? Are you thinking about how to make a hassle-free change? Did you know that changing the fabric of the curtain already transforms the look?
No matter the decorative style, the texture is a key element in building good decor. Without it, everything can seem boring. Often, we don’t think about textures and the effects they bring to the composition, and a simple change can make all the difference.
Carpets, rugs, and rugs
Let’s start with rugs, an accessory that helps define environments improves acoustics and makes the home more welcoming. And we’re not just talking about the big rugs. A bathroom rug made of very fluffy and bulky material, for example, can contrast with plain and simple cabinets. Can you visualize how a simple bathroom can become more sophisticated and beautiful?
In addition to the type of material for the rug – leather, synthetic fur, microfiber and various fabrics, the format and print help in the visual effect. A crocheted rug has a distinctive texture and character and can feel cozy when used on a tiled tile or burnt cement floor, for example.
Another tip is to bet on geometric rugs. This type of pattern, one of the most talked-about this year, is a great option for those who want to create a modern environment. It’s easy to combine and can fit in a variety of decor styles, from minimalist to extravagant.
Change your walls
From florals to those with a three-dimensional effect, wallpaper has been used in decoration for many years and has not gone out of style. It’s a practical way to bring textures and make a big change.
In the dining room, for example, wallpaper with mountain prints, along with natural wood furniture and leather chairs brings us closer to the idea and sensations that that landscape provides. It’s almost a movie scene, isn’t it?
Another wall texture that is on the rise are brick coverings. From industrial style to vintage, this is the preferred choice for a cooler decor, but also a good example that depending on the mix of textures, different results are obtained.
A vintage velvet or classic leather sofa contrasts with the rustic brick texture of the wall, creating an elegant contrast. Now, if you use objects in oxidized or brushed iron, it will be more industrial decoration style.
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Mix objects from different fabrics
Taking the example above, try playing with the variety of textures in fabrics. One idea is to place pillows of different materials, but in monochromatic colors that harmonize with the tones that make up the space.
Or, look for the difference with the analogous colors, those that are arranged very close to each other within the chromatic circle, and with the complementary colors, which are opposite and guarantee the contrast between one color and another.
With this knowledge, it is easier to mix objects with different fabrics. Including the prints, which generally cause a certain fear of “mistaking your hand”.
Enjoy the natural texture of plants
In addition to bringing green into the home, plants influence the decoration. Its different shapes, tones, sizes and textures provide sensations. Vases and supports are also elements that help to convey the desired idea to the space.
A plant pot can be just a simple pot in a more homogeneous environment, with no texture variations. But if this same vase is on a support, for example, hanging next to a stylized wall or a leather sofa, it gains another importance and function in the composition.